THE GUARDIAN: 'Persistent racism' still mars job prospects for BAME Britons

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 14/6/2020

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The employment prospects of people from black and other ethnic minority groups have lagged behind white people in England and Wales since the 1970s because of “persistent racism”, according to a major new study.

Researchers compared occupations between the last two censuses and found that despite some progress, people in most ethnic minority groups were still significantly more likely to be in manual work or unemployed than their white counterparts.

Dr Saffron Karlsen, of the University of Bristol, Professor James Nazroo, of the University of Manchester, and Dr Neil Smith, of the National Centre for Social Research, looked at census data drawn from more than 70,000 people.

 

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Title'Persistent racism' still mars job prospects for BAME Britons
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date14/06/20
DescriptionThe employment prospects of people from black and other ethnic minority groups have lagged behind white people in England and Wales since the 1970s because of “persistent racism”, according to a major new study.

Researchers compared occupations between the last two censuses and found that despite some progress, people in most ethnic minority groups were still significantly more likely to be in manual work or unemployed than their white counterparts.
Dr Saffron Karlsen, of the University of Bristol, Professor James Nazroo, of the University of Manchester, and Dr Neil Smith, of the National Centre for Social Research, looked at census data drawn from more than 70,000 people.
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/14/persistent-racism-still-mars-job-prospects-for-bame-britons
PersonsJames Nazroo